Caspari Foundation

Educational Psychotherapy in the Community (EPIC)

Looked After Children face multiple life challenges and disadvantages. Our intervention will reduce their risk of exclusion and help them to overcome emotional barriers to learning.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079575)

Campaign target

£11,500

Amount raised

£6,710

Donations

37

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • My son got suspended on a number of occasions and was diagnosed as having ADHD. The impact of my son's negative behaviour also made things very difficult at home. Caspari has given him the tools to manage his own behaviour which has improved greatly.

    — Parent

  • I feel my son's future could have gone either way, and with Caspari Foundation's wonderful help and support his future is looking hopeful.

    — Mother

Situation

Our work benefits children whose emotional difficulties mean they find it hard to form relationships and engage with learning. Looked After Children are the most vulnerable group of children in society. Their attainment in Maths and English GCSE is 18 percent compared to 59 percent of all other children. Emotional difficulties caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences reduce positive life-outcomes, increase mental health problems, substance abuse, violence, homelessness and exploitation.

Solution

Educational Psychotherapists will deliver a combination of individual therapy and group sessions using therapeutic story/art interventions, working closely with professionals from Virtual Schools, community and youth hubs, and with carers/parents. This evidence based intervention will increase participants’ sense of self-worth, help them become more focused and engaged with learning, decrease their risk of exclusion and improve their educational attainment and life outcomes.